Home > Dinner > Vegetarian > Cucumber Salad Cucumber Salad June 4, 2018 | 7 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This cucumber salad is loaded with corn, avocado, tomato, and is so easy to make! Cucumber Salad Growing up my mom would make a tomato and cucumber salad almost every Sunday night. It was such a simple salad, but I LOVED it. There’s just something about a fresh cucumber salad that really adds a lot to a meal. I’ve taken my mom’s cucumber salad to the next level by incorporating a balsamic dressing and some avocado. The avocado adds just enough to really change the dynamic of the salad. And combined with the dressing, really turns this into a delicious dish! This is definitely going on our Sunday dinner rotation. Tips to make an easy and quick cucumber salad: To save time slicing cucumbers you can use a mandoline slicer. If you don’t have a mandoline slicer you can also use the slicer section of a cheese grater to cut thin coins of cucumber. To cut all your cherry tomatoes at ONCE: place a plate with a lip upside down on a solid surface. Place all the cherry tomatoes inside that lip and then secure them down with the lip of another plate. Place your hand on top of that plate securely and using a sharp serrated knife you can slice through all of the cherry tomatoes at one time! To make this salad even faster, use raw corn off the cob. In the recipe below I share how to grill the corn, but raw corn is also yummy and we love it both ways equally! For this cucumber salad recipe I find that either Persian or English cucumbers work the best. These varieties of cucumber are less bitter, have less seeds, and are more flavorful than regular cucumbers. Of course regular cucumbers will work just fine (just look for seedless!). A common question I get from my readers is “Can I make this salad in advance?” Unfortunately this is a salad that doesn’t do well being made too far in advance. To keep this salad as fresh as possible I wouldn’t prep ingredients more than 4-5 hours in advance. However, the dressing is the one exception to this rule: it can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, so you can make that ahead of time! Additionally, this cucumber salad isn’t one that stores well. Once the salad is tossed with the dressing, it will last about a day. ENJOY! More Easy Salads: The Best Fruit Salad Easy BBQ Chicken Salad Candied Pecan Berry Salad FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cucumber Salad 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe This balsamic dressed corn, avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad is packed with flavor and so easy to make! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cucumber Salad 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This balsamic dressed corn, avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad is packed with flavor and so easy to make! Course Salad Cuisine American Keyword cucumber salad Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 4 -6 as a side Calories 161kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 pint ripe cherry tomatoes, halved5 small Persian cucumbers, coined2 large avocados, diced1 large corn on the cob, corn cut off the cobDressing2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon red wine vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 garlic clove, minced1/4 cup good quality olive oilFine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper InstructionsIf desired, grill the corn on the cob (we love it grilled or added raw!) For grilling directions see post.In a large salad bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, coined Persian cucumbers, diced avocados, and the corn cut from the cob.For the vinaigrette add all the ingredients together in a mason jar. Add salt and pepper to taste; I add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and then add more to the salad overall. Shake the dressing well right before pouring over the salad.Pour the dressing over the salad, toss, and enjoy immediately! This salad doesn't sit well with the avocado and dressing so don't add either until right ready to eat! Video Nutrition FactsCalories: 161kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.